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The A2iA French handwriting recognition system at the Rimes-ICDAR2011 competition
Author(s): Farès Menasri; Jérôme Louradour; Anne-Laure Bianne-Bernard; Christopher Kermorvant
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the system for the recognition of French handwriting submitted by A2iA to the competition organized at ICDAR2011 using the Rimes database. This system is composed of several recognizers based on three different recognition technologies, combined using a novel combination method. A framework multi-word recognition based on weighted finite state transducers is presented, using an explicit word segmentation, a combination of isolated word recognizers and a language model. The system was tested both for isolated word recognition and for multi-word line recognition and submitted to the RIMES-ICDAR2011 competition. This system outperformed all previously proposed systems on these tasks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8297, Document Recognition and Retrieval XIX, 82970Y (24 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911981
Show Author Affiliations
Farès Menasri, A2iA SA (France)
Jérôme Louradour, A2iA SA (France)
Anne-Laure Bianne-Bernard, A2iA SA (France)
Christopher Kermorvant, A2iA SA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8297:
Document Recognition and Retrieval XIX
Christian Viard-Gaudin; Richard Zanibbi, Editor(s)

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